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The American Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866; embracing Political, Civil, Military, and Social Affairs, Public Documents, Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry. Vol. VI. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 8vo, pp. 795. (The scientific record is unusually full; which, with the detailed history of the Congressional Policy of Reconstruction, and the extraordinary events of the “ Seven Days' War,” makes a volume of remarkable interest. It is made up in the style, and with the purely alphabetical arrangement, now familiar; furnished with a full Index, and three excellent steel portraits.)
Annual of Scientific Discovery; or, Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art, for 1866 and 1867: exhibiting the most Important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanism, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Meteorology, Geography, Antiquities, &c.; together with Notes on the Progress of Science during the Years 1865 and 1866, a List of Recent Scientific Publications, Obituaries of Eminent Scientific Men, &c. Edited by Samuel Kneeland: Boston: Gould & Lincoln. pp. 370. (Besides the great value of many of the discoveries and inventions which it records, this volume is particularly full in its exbibition of the condition of opinion among scientific men on topics of speculative interest in the domain of science.)
An Elementary Treatise on American Grape-culture and Wine-making. By Peter B. Mead. Ilustrated with nearly Two Hundred Engravings drawn from Nature. 8vo, pp. 483. New York: Harper & Brothers.
The College, the Market, and the Court; or, Woman's Relation to Education, Labor, and Law. By Caroline H. Dall, Author of "Historical Stetches," &c., &c. pp. 498. Boston: Lee & Shepard. (Abounding in information, good sense, eloquence, and force; the clearest and broadest statement we are acquainted with, on the matters of which it treats.)
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Vol. II.: Purgatorio. Boston : Ticknor & Fields. 8vo, pp. 410. (To be reviewed.)
Love in Spain, and other Poems. By Martha Perry Lowe. Boston: William V. Spencer. pp. 232. (The principal piece combines, with a dramatic poem of the affections, of free dialogue, and melodious versification, an agreeable and varied picture of many phases of Spanish life; the plot turning, partly, on one of the many abortive liberal conspiracies. It is striking, even among many similar poems, for the great nobility and tenderness of the sentiment portrayed; and its poetical execution has great merit and skill. Some of the smaller pieces --- especially the private ones — we have found charming, in both sentiment and expression: several of them touch on the events of the civil war.)
May Day, and other Pieces. By Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: Ticknor & Fields. pp. 205.